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14.3: Limiting Reactant

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12

Student Behavioral Objectives

The student will:

  • identify the limiting reactant in a chemical reaction.
  • identify excess reactants in chemical reactions.
  • calculate the limiting reactant using the mole-mole ratios.
  • calculate the products using the limiting reactant and the mass-mass ratios.

Timing, Standards, Activities

Timing and California Standards
Lesson Number of 60 min periods CA Standards
Limiting Reactant 1.5 3e

Activities for Lesson 3

Laboratory Activities

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1. Limiting Reactant Worksheet

Extra Readings

1. Excess and Limiting Reactants

Answers for Limiting Reactant (L3) Review Questions

  • Sample answers to these questions are available upon request. Please send an email to teachers-requests@ck12.org to request sample answers.

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